View Full Version : [ubuntu] stuck at loading screen?

February 6th, 2010, 04:06 AM
Hey guys, i'm new to linux and i'm using ubuntu 9. For some weird reason, sometimes when i log in only the ubuntu logo shows up. It says "Grub loading" and then the logo appears, but the harddrive isn't accessed. After about 2 minutes, the logo disappears and the screen goes blank. I have to shut down the computer manually.

The weird thing is, it only happens every so often..about every other boot up. Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

February 7th, 2010, 07:51 AM
For some reason, the system sometimes isn't finding the files it needs on bootup, which might be a bad sign (failing hard drive??) or might be something fixable. I don't know how to fix this, but if nobody's answered your question in over a day, it's okay to "reply" to yourself so it gets bumped back up into current questions. So that's all I'm doing here :) . Hopefully, this time, somebody will see it who knows.